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  • From the pen of the mayor… 

    | Published on May 5, 2021 at 8:54am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    ‘Choose to reuse’ in Pelican, Otter Tail County By Mayor Brent Frazier, City of Pelican Rapids  Spring is finally in the air or so we all have come to believe, and therefore we hope it will happen soon as we enter into the first week of May. With the arrival of the spring season, many of us like… Read More

  • LOOKING BACK…

    | Published on April 28, 2021 at 9:10am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, April 28, 1921 • O. A. E. Blyberg, Pioneer Settler and Business Man Dies Suddenly Pelican Rapids, as well as the whole vicinity, was deeply shocked Saturday at the news of the death of Mr. O. A. E. Blyberg. Mr. Blyberg was taken ill several weeks ago but had improved, and… Read More

  • Young soccer program—from ‘rookies’ to state contenders in four years— is subject of documentary

    | Published on April 28, 2021 at 9:07am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    Pelican Rapids growing reputation as a “soccer town” will be further cemented this spring.  Indicators that the community’s fairly young soccer program has come of age?  • The prospect of bleachers­–and lights­–for the Pelican Rapids soccer complex.  • Post-COVID revival of the summer soccer league play.  • The increasingly active Pelican Rapids United Soccer Association. … Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 9:08am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, April 21, 1921 • Serious Accident Last Thursday afternoon, a rather serious accident occurred on the street near the school house. Mr. Schonteich of the Motor Inn garage was riding a motorcycle for the purpose of adjusting it, when in some way the machine hit Esther Busness, a third grade pupil,… Read More

  • Concerns on 59-108 project outlined by writer

    | Published on April 21, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Rhonda Koch| Author: Rhonda Koch

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    We are told that roads and bridges are in need of repair. Taxes will have to be raised to accomplish this.  I look at the Highway 108 and 59 project in Pelican Rapids and look at the three roundabouts as extras. If the extras would be left out our dollars would go further. On this… Read More

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